70. LADY BAY ARTS FESTIVAL
19-20 May, 11-5
Trent Boulevard Lady Bay, West Bridgford NG2 5BD (Green bus route 11/11C)
Lady Bay’s 23rd annual community visual arts extravaganza offers the opportunity to meet artists and experience an exciting range of contemporary art. Featuring over 70 artists & designers across 32 homes, studios, gardens and public spaces. Includes Fishergate Point Studios artists in All Hallows Church plus Backlit Studio artists in Breckles Hall & the new Scout Hall. Street Art, Community Art Projects & Workshops for all ages throughout the arts trail. Children are particularly welcome. Admission: £5 w/e ticket (U16 free) incl brochure & map – start at Poppy & Pint, Scout Hall, Lady Bay Primary School, 131 Holme Road or All Hallows Church.
71. HELEN WOODFORD
28 May (BH), 10-4
Revised opening dates: now opening Sat-Sun 26-27 May – not the monday.
Car parking: visitors are kindly asked to use ‘West Park’ car park, which is free and just around the corner on Loughborough Road – about 100m from the venue.
PAINTING, DRAWING, CRAFT – Create! Is an art school in West Bridgford teaching art and craft to everyone.
Create! Art School, 97 North Rd, West Bridgford NG2 7NG
07779 666563 | www.createwb.co.uk
Free Art & craft workshop tasters for children & adults.
72. JANET GILBERT
12-13 May, 10-5
TEXTILE ART – Abstract images, based on lines, exploring colour, pattern and space, using print and stitch.
76 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BJ
07740 165035 | www.janetgilberttextiles.co.uk
Janet is also part of the Rufford Art Society event – see venue 68.
CERAMIC – Innovative planters and plant pots inspired by indigo textiles and all things stripy and tripod.
07468 513793 | sandybywaterceramics.wordpress.com
REFRESHMENTS, HOME BAKING, VINTAGE CHINA – Frabjous Events provide home baked goodies with beautiful vintage china and styling.
07584131134 | www.frabjousevents.com
JEWELLERY – A collection of distinctive handmade jewellery from sterling silver and copper inspired by natural surroundings, imagination, traditional silversmithing and a little bit of experimenting.
07900 582710 | twistingsilver.com
Working on various pieces throughout the day.
ACRYLIC AND WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS – Vibrant acrylic and watercolour paintings inspired by nature.
07917298614 | fayebaines.weebly.com
Demonstrating acrylic or watercolour painting.
STAINED GLASS – Leaded and copper foil techniques are used to create delicate, colourful stained glass pieces.
07988 424539 | f: mcewanglassdesigns
Demonstrating copper foil stained glass.
METALWORK / JEWELLERY – Embossed heat treated copper art work and Sterling Silver Jewellery.
07432519771 | www.DawnFeeneyJewellery.co.uk
Demonstrating piercing/copper embossing.
TEXTILES (FREE-MACHINE EMBROIDERY & APPLIQUE) – Nature-inspired free-machine embroidered & appliqued pictures, prints & cards created by Mapperley-based artist.
07791 213096 | www.wildgoosedesigns.co.uk
Demonstration of free-machine embroidery.
KNIT AND CROCHET TEXTILES – Hand or machine knitted textiles, for you to wear, and to decorate the home.
01159 656061 | f: Knitten (@knittenknits)
Demonstration of hand knitting and crochet, with yarn and needles for people to try it out.
SCULPTURE-MIXED MEDIA – Character creatures with stories created with mixed media including wire, reused & found items.
07783 586538 | www.lorrithomas.com
TEXTILES/KNITWEAR – Bespoke knitwear in natural fibres with an emphasis on colour and pattern.
07990 973819 | t: @uki_mad
Demonstrating my use of a knitting machine.
SASHA NIAMAT – for artist details see event 63
74. SARAH ALLEN
12-13 May, 10-5
HAND WOVEN TEXTILES – Colourful & luxurious hand woven textiles crafted in Nottinghamshire on a manual dobby loom.
4 Abbey Lane, Aslockton NG13 9AE
01949 851643 | www.sarahallenweaving.co.uk
Demonstrating weaving – opportunity for people to have a go.
75. STEVE HUNT
12-13 May, 11-5
GREEN WOOD CARVING BY HAND, SPOONS, BOWLS – Hand carving of bowls and spoons, using green wood, usually sourced locally in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Inspired by traditional Scandinavian designs.
17 Garden Road, Bingham NG13 8GB
07914 376587 | f: SteveHuntwoodworker
Demonstrating making a green wood bowl by hand, using antique tools.
COTGRAVE CREATIVES (76-78)
76. J C MIDDLEBROOK
12-13 May, 12-6
LACE TEXTILES – Contemporary lace- jewellery, lighting and gifts- made in vibrant colour and technical threads.
16 Risegate, Cotgrave NG12 3JF
07932 591964 | www.jcmiddlebrook.co.uk
Artist demonstration and garden open to the public.
77. CHARLOTTE THOMSON-MORLEY
12-13 May, 10-4
ILLUSTRATIVE WATERCOLOUR – Uplifting watercolour illustrations of curvy women. Inspired by yoga, feminism and body positivity.
83 Ringleas, Cotgrave NG12 3NF Please note that due to unforeseen circumstance Charlotte is unable to open her studio – but she will instead be guesting with J C Middlebrook at venue 76.
07825 090304 | www.charlottethomson.co.uk
Painting demonstrations throughout.
78. JULIE FOWKES
12-13 May, 10-4
WATERCOLOUR, DRAWING, FIBRE ART (WET FELT PICTURES) – Loose style watercolours, inspiration taken from nature. New adventures into wet feltmaking and fibre arts.
Rose Cottage, 81 Nottingham Road, Keyworth NG12 5GS
01159 376489 | juliefowkes.artweb.com
Demonstrating wet felt making process. Painting and sketching throughout the weekend.
79. WYSALL WATERCOLOUR GROUP
12-13 May, 11-4
Wysall Village Hall, Main Street, Wysall NG12 5QS
Organised by Wysall Watercolour Group, the 5th biennial Wysall Art Fair is an open exhibition of original paintings in all mediums and includes crafts such as textiles, glass & ceramics. Free admission and live music add to the relaxed atmosphere of this popular event with homemade cakes and refreshments served throughout. Sponsored by Wysall & Thorpe Parish Council.
An ART TRAIL showcasing work by up to 30 local artists and crafters at venues across Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell. Includes PAINTING, SCULPTURE, POTTERY, TEXTILES, PHOTOGRAPHY, FRAMING & JEWELLERY. Some venues have wheelchair access – please enquire before visiting. See ABCAT website for more details.